Community Health Center Receives Grant For Quality Improvement

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – The Community Health Center (CHC) received a more than $330,000 grant for excellence in quality care for patients after being reconized by the Human Resources & Service Administration. CHC, one of the nation’s leaders in healthcare quality improvement for the uninsured and underserved. The grant is the largest of 15 grants totaling $1,829,929 that were awarded to community health centers in Connecticut for quality improvement work.

“These quality improvement awards will support health centers to continue to deliver superior health care that engages patients, improves care coordination and bridges overall access to care,” said Dr. Mary Wakefield, acting deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CHC received the grant in recognition of its high level of performance in the use of electronic health records, its improvement in patient’s health and
its patient centered service delivery site.

“We work hard to support our clinical team in delivering high-quality, evidence-based care to improve the health of our patients. I’m proud of this grant as an acknowledgement of our work and dedication and the vital difference it makes in the comprehensive care we provide to each patient we serve,” said Veena Channamsetty, MD, chief medical officer of CHC., who oversees the clinical care and clinical staff.

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